Zynga clarifies how they feel about SOPAWritten Jan. 22, 2012 by hanging
The recently defeated SOPA / Protect IP bills have caused a lot of controversy, with major sites such as wikipedia blacking out their services for a day of protest to highlight the damage that corporate-sponsored censorship of the internet could cause. Zynga posted the following on their blog:
While we support the goal of stopping foreign web sites from engaging in copyright infringement, we believe there are more effective and targeted ways to deal with these problems without censoring the Internet. The overly broad provisions we’ve seen in the pending SOPA and PIPA bills could be used to target legitimate US sites and freeze innovation at a time when it is needed most. We have equal concerns that certain proposals would tamper with the technical architecture of the Internet through manipulation of the Domain Name System (DNS), a foundation of Internet security. We commend President Obama for joining us and thousands of companies in taking a clear stand on these important issues. We also trust the White House will keep its promise to “continue to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis on legislation that provides new tools needed in the global fight against piracy and counterfeiting, while vigorously defending an open Internet based on the values of free expression, privacy, security and innovation.
Here at Hanging with friends cheat, we're very pleased to see Zynga take a stand against a poorly-thought out legislation. Rock on guys!